Posts tagged “Meme Wars”
February 5, 2013
Today is the on sale date for the beautiful sandpaper hard cover and collector’s slipcase edition of Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics. With stunning visuals, provocative posters, and essays from leading radical economic thinkers like Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Samuelson, George Akerlof, Lourdes Benera, Julie Matthaei, Manfred Max-Neef, and the father of ecological economics Herman Daly, this alternative economics textbook is perfect for students looking to change the way we think about economics.
Tonight, February 5th at 7pm, join the Founder and Senior Editor of Adbusters, Kalle Lasn and Darren Fleet, at this public event & book launch for Meme Wars , at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Norm Theatre in the SUB Building on the UBC Campus. Admission is free.
Adbusters Website: www.adbusters.org/
Event Co-Sponsored by Banyen Books & Sound, UBC’s AMS Student Society, The Terry Project, Common Ground, and Adbusters.
January 2, 2013
Kalle Lasn and Adbusters were featured in a New York Times article on December 22- just before the holidays, and at the peak of the shopping season. For years, Adbusters and Lasn have been waging war on global consumption, and this year was dubbed “Buy Nothing Christmas”.
“‘As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted,’ Americans just go shopping, Adbusters says on its Web site. Overconsumption is destroying us, yet shopping is ‘our solace, our sedative: consumerism is the opiate of the masses.’
“‘We’ve got to break the habit,’ Mr. Lasn said in a telephone interview. ‘It will be a shock, but we’ve got to shift to a new paradigm. Otherwise, I’m afraid will be facing a new Dark Age.’”
The article delves into Lasn’s history, his rise to becoming the iconic figure that sparked the Occupy movement last year, and his commitment to social and economical revolution- not to mention his love for memes.
Kalle Lasn, says in new book Meme Wars: “If we don’t start fighting for a different kind of future, then we’re not going to have a future.”
December 14, 2012
Kalle Lasn has been getting loads of attention in the past year as the instigator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which he and his team at Adbusters branded, visualized, and pushed into the world, creating the spark that has since become a national movement and ideology.
Lasn has long been convinced that another way to shift away from our destructive economic climate is to change the way economics is taught in schools, to bring alternative ideas into traditional economics programs and allow students to innovate and breath fresh life into ways of thinking about the struggles facing the world economy.
In a detailed interview with Nicole Powers on Suicide Girls, Lasn talks about the impact he hopes his new book, Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, will have on the way economics is taught and eventually the way that world economic policy is thought about.
Says Kalle Lasn, “In our brainstorming sessions here at Adbusters, the only way we could think of shifting the paradigm would be to use the power of students because students have a long history of challenging their leaders and being the original catalysts for revolutions and huge, big shifts that causes and societies go through…They know, young people today are basically inheriting a future that doesn’t compute.
November 26, 2012
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And stay alert for even greater deals this month on some of our best holiday gift books, like Evolution, Meme Wars, Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? and The Graphic Canon Vol 1 and 2.
Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. It features two hundred stark black-and-white photographs produced by Patrick Gries in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History in Paris are accompanied by text from scientist and documentarian Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu.
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November 13, 2012
“I want to light a fire under the economic students around the world,” says Kalle Lasn.
Today is the official on sale date of the new book from Kalle Lasn and Adbusters, Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, which takes aim at the ideologues and institutions behind the world’s most dangerous economics ideas.
As global civilization tips ever closer toward ecocide, social nightfall, and industrial burnout, Meme Wars offers a blueprint out of the maze. It calls for the one thing that may save us all: a paradigm shift in the theoretical foundations of economics science.
In the high-energy, stunning visual style of Adbusters, the book is filled with full-color images, gravitas photos essays, telltale graphs, radical commentary and provocative features by leading heretical thinkers committed to creating a better alternative to our current manifestation of capitalism: Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof, Lourdes Benería, Julie Matthaei, Manfred Max-Neef, David Orrell, Paul Gilding, David Batker, Bill Rees, and the father of ecological economics, Herman Daly, among others.